Wondering what to do after your summer or fall study abroad course was cancelled? Here are 7 benefits of choosing a study abroad program from Colombia.
By Kagumu Staff
Discover a new, exciting culture
Colombians are often dubbed amongst the friendliest people on the planet. During our 4-week virtual study course, you will immerse yourself into this coloful, vibrant and endlessly fun culture by connecting with Colombian students online. You will also get a new taste of this remarkable culture through interactive online experiences.
You'll make coffee like a traditional Colombian barista. Salsa dance with a professional. And, learn how to cook a sustainable meal using local produce? You’ll find all this and more with your weekly cultural sessions.
Enjoy a program that relates to your degree
Your program will be focused around the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and as you will discover; these Global Goals encompass virtually all facets of life and connect to a variety of courses. Those studying geology and geography for example will be enthralled by the sustainable solutions to the ongoing climate crisis while humanities and social studies students can experience the social transformation going on in Colombia right now.
Much more cost effective
Travel is amazing. We know this. However, costs inevitably rack up. This virtual study abroad course will give you all the benefits of a traditional program but for a fraction of the price. For less than $300 you will be able to enjoy a month of invigorating, inspiring and life-changing experiences. If that is not enough, we also offer a 15% discount off future study abroad courses AND group trips to Colombia. Click here to view some of these trips.
Collaborate with students from all over the world
This is one of the most wonderful aspects of our program. If we do say so ourselves. Led by our experts in cross-cultural learning and online community creation, you will join together with students from all over the world to create your own impactful community or environmental project based on the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals. You will learn how to collaborate with students from different backgrounds and become inspired by ways of thinking that you wouldn’t necessarily come across in your own culture.
Gain a greater understanding of global issues
You will get to grips with pressing world issues and learn how the UN Sustainable Development Goals provide the best solution to fighting climate change, reducing inequality and ending extreme poverty.
Delve into the history of the SDGs and discover how we can achieve these world objectives by 2030. Your learning will include live sessions with university professors, industry experts and entrepreneurs. Course speakers and leaders will include university lecturers, entrepreneurs working with the SDGs, award-winning innovators, and local community leaders.
You will then see the SDGs in action with interactive visits to sustainable projects in Colombia such as reforestation, urban gardening, bioconstruction, organic farming and many more. Click here to find out more about the SDGs.
Boost your employment credentials
This program will give you soft skills highly desired by employers looking for university graduates. Not only will you unlock your potential to help contribute to a more sustainable world; you will also develop your team working, problem solving and cross-cultural communication abilities. As well as gaining a certificate for completing the course, you will have tangible evidence in terms of your sustainable project - a stand-out addition to your resume or CV.
Better for the environment
One of the main complaints about travel is about its carbon footprint. Well, going virtual will reduce this by 100 percent and thanks to our carbon offsetting plan, you can rest assured that the program will be officially carbon neutral (read more about Kagumu's impact here) Additionally, the local projects and communities we visit in Colombia will gain a percentage of the income from this virtual study abroad program, meaning you will support responsible locals as you learn.
Fancy joining this immersive collaborative virtual program? Contact us today by clicking here.